New Medical Review Refutes Link Between Testosterone Replacement Therapy and Heart Disease; Low T Institute Weighs In

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St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) February 12, 2015

Kevin Meuret, the founder of the Low T Institute near St. Louis, Missouri, denies there is any concrete link between what his clinic offers -- testosterone replacement therapy -- and heart disease. His stance is backed by a recent medical review, as reported by dailyRx News (1/30/2015).

"There were heart concerns for patients who were in poor health and their treatment was poorly monitored," he said. Meuret is fully confident with the health benefits and effectiveness of the treatment, and cautions patients to only go to clinics that accept insurance to avoid any potential complications.

"Accepting insurance is a sign that there are accepted guidelines the doctors and clinic is following," Meuret explained.

Though his clinic and most like it accept health insurance, there are still widely held reservations about hormone replacement therapy; mainly, that the therapy increases the risk of heart disease in men. The Mayo Clinic Proceedings recently weighed in by publishing a medical review on its website on January 27, 2015.

According to dailyRx News, the review went over data from a variety of studies conducted on low testosterone patients to test the potential risks of testosterone replacement therapy. The review concluded that, though there may be an indirect correlation between the therapy and heart disease, the benefits of the therapy outweigh the potential risks. The authors also noted that social stigma and misinformation might prevent patients from undergoing this therapy.

The review is not without its detractors. Dr. Sandeep Singh, a cardiologist at the Baylor Heart and Vascular Hospital in Dallas, Texas, remains unconvinced about the review's authenticity.

"Without a large scale randomized double-blind study, we cannot conclusively say one way or another about the relationship between [testosterone] replacement and risk of heart disease or stroke," he said. "When making a decision about any medical treatment (whether it's testosterone replacement or other medications), the decision should only be made with a licensed MD who can carefully weigh the risk and benefit of the intervention based on the patient's individual needs."

Dr. Abraham Morgentaler, a urologist at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts and one of the review's writers, simply doesn't see a link that should frighten anyone.

"There's no good evidence that we could find that testosterone therapy increases cardiovascular risk," Dr. Morgentaler said, as reported by Daily Rx News. "That's not to say it's perfectly safe. But we cannot find evidence and the headlines that jumped out on recent retrospective studies appear to be too strong."

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